The Cat is Out of the Bag


You Can Be That Cat / Tú Puedes Ser Ese Gato is a self-published bilingual children’s book inspired by kids’ art and created to support art for kids. This book is the heart of a fundraising campaign led by community members to raise $30,000 for the PTA funded art program at C.L. Smith Elementary. Visit youcanbethatcat.com to learn more and make a difference. We hope you will join us in this effort! #youcanbethatcat

You Can Be That Cat / Tú Puedes Ser Ese Gato

Check out this great video explaining more about a brand new, fabulous, self-published bilingual children’s book called You Can Be That Cat // Tú Puedes Ser Ese Gato to raise money for art programming at C.L. Smith Elementary School. and then click here to see how you can be a part of it!


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About Us



The CL Smith Elementary PTA brings together parents, teachers, and the San Luis Obispo community to enrich the learning experience of our students. Active parents at CL Smith make a huge impact fundraising, helping in the classrooms, and engaging the community.


Dedicated Educators

We know that learning is easier when you have an excellent teacher. That's why most of our educators have achieved an advanced degree in their field. Our faculty are passionate about the subjects they teach and bring this enthusiasm into their lessons.


Our School

CL Smith Elementary School is a gem of the San Luis Coastal Unified School District located in the heart of the Laguna Lake neighborhood. We focus on developing the academic, social, and emotional skills of primary grade students. Superstars learn what it takes to succeed at CL Smith school, and beyond!

Please Join Us

Memberships are just $10 annually. Your donation helps support many programs, activities, and campus improvements that enrich our student's experience and cultivate parents communication and information.


Our Donors


We are so thankful to all of our donors who do so much to help support our students and school community!


"Continuing Programs" Donation Drive

In addition to PTA membership, we are holding a "Continuing Programs" Donation Drive this year. Budget cuts have affected every school in our district, but the good news is that you can help us off-set these cuts by contributing to this specific Donation Drive.

Our PTA spends approximately $360 per student annually, to provide our students with field trips, assemblies, classroom materials and more.

PTA memberships and fundraisers provide a portion of these funds. However, we need your help! We are asking parents to donate a small portion of this, at $50 per C.L. Smith student.

Help us continue to provide all of the great programs for our kids that are listed below. 

> Field Trips    >Academic Awards    >Reading Programs

>Art/Music/Drama Presentations    >School Site Improvements

>Special Art Instruction   >New Library Books    >Special Assmblies

>Million Word Reader Program    >6th grade Camp & Awards

>Teach Allotments     >Special Music Instruction

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To donate to the "Continuing Programs" Drive and keep these amazing programs in our school, click below!

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Your generous donation will fund our mission. If you would like to make an "in-kind" donation of any amount, it will go a long way to help our kids and school

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CL Smith Elementary PTA

1375 Balboa St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405


Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed